Accreditations & Memberships



BC EQA (BC Education Quality Assurance) is a designation that identifies BC public and private post-secondary institutions that have met or exceeded provincial government recognized quality assurance standards and offer consumer protection mechanisms. It is a voluntary designation available to BC public and private post-secondary institutions.

The EduCanada brand establishes Canada and its provinces and territories as a preferred world-class destination for international students. It is a joint initiative of Global Affairs Canada and the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. It signals that its holder consistently provides high-quality education programs, deals with international students in accordance with recognized codes of practice, and is subject to quality assurance mechanisms that monitor adherence to set standards.

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The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.

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The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its programs and policies, SSHRC enables the highest levels of research excellence in Canada, and facilitates knowledge-sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities and all sectors of society.

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The British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Degree Quality Assessment Board has approved all degrees offered by the Justice Institute of British Columbia. 


BCAIU (BC Association of Institutes and Universities) was established as a forum for member institutions to leverage value in working together and optimize relationships with other education institutions and organizations, as well as business and industry, and local communities.  

Colleges and Institutes Canada, formerly ACCC, is the national and international voice of 95 per cent of Canada’s publicly funded colleges, institutes and polytechnics. The Association works with industry and social sectors to train 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses serving over 3,000 urban, rural and remote communities in Canada. The Association operates in 29 countries via 13 offices around the world. Colleges and Institutes Canada is also the secretariat of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP).

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The BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) is committed to advancing the international education interests of the province of British Columbia. BCCIE is a leader in the successful development, promotion and maturation of
international education in British Columbia.
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Emergency Management Division

EPICC (Emergency Preparedness for Industry & Commerce Council) is a nonprofit government-endorsed society, supported by and for the benefit of business and institutions throughout British Columbia, to influence and help businesses prepare for emergencies and disasters.  
The CHRNet is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 2003 in response to a growing demand to promote and strengthen disaster risk reduction and emergency management in Canada. The Network creates an environment in which the hazards research, education and emergency management practitioner communities can effectively share knowledge and innovative approaches that reduce disaster vulnerability.  CHRNet logo

Fire & Safety Division

The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) a non-profit, peer-driven, self-governing system of both fire service certification programs and higher education fire-related degree programs. IFSAC's mission is to plan and administer a high-quality, uniformly delivered accreditation system with an international scope.  
The Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System is an internationally recognized means of acknowledging professional achievement in the fire service and related fields. Through accredited agencies such as JIBC, the Pro Board provides a national and international level of recognition for members of the fire and emergency service who have demonstrated proficiency in meeting NFPA professional qualifications standards.   
FCABC (Fire Chiefs Association of BC) is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and educational information relative to the Fire Service of British Columbia  
NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) is an international nonprofit, established to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training and education.  
BCFTOA (BC Fire Training Officers Association) is dedicated to gathering information on training standards and providing this information to fire departments so they may effectively and safely train their members.  

Health Sciences Division

Accreditation Canada has accredited the Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) and Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) programs delivered by the Health Sciences Division. 
EMALB (Emergency Medical Assistant Licensing Board) is empowered under the Act to examine, register and license all EMAs practicing throughout British Columbia. 
Canadian Physician Assistant Education Association fosters the development of the Physician / Physician Assistant Model to ensure quality care for Canadians; and to improve access to that quality medical care.  
SPEC (Society for Prehospital Educators in Canada) provides advocacy and acts as a resource for Canadian pre-hospital educators, working with key stakeholders to enhance the delivery of pre-hospital training.  

Driver Education Centre (DEC)

ICBC (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia) provides universal auto insurance to B.C. motorists and is also responsible for driver licensing, vehicle licensing, registration and accrediting driver education programs, including JIBC’s motorcycle training program.

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BCTA (BC Trucking Association) is a province-wide non-profit motor carrier association formed solely to advance the interests of British Columbia motor carriers.  
OAPE (Ontario Association of Police Educators) fosters a higher degree of knowledge, skills, and abilities in the area of policing through the promotion of standardized training procedures and of new and improved policing initiatives.  

Police Academy

BCAMCP BC Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police  
BCACP BC Association of Chiefs of Police  
CACP (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police) is dedicated to the support and promotion of efficient law enforcement and to the protection and security of the people of Canada.  
SPPADS (State and Provincial Police Academy Directors Society) provides advocacy and support for the law enforcement training community. 

Last updated November 12, 2019